The West Feliciana Parish 4-H Commodity Cookery Contest is March 7, and all West Feliciana 4-H members are eligible to enter.

Contestants may enter more than one category in each division but must turn in a copy of each recipe when registering.

New to the cookery contest this year is the “my favorites” category.

Cookery contest categories include:

SEAFOOD: crab; crawfish; oyster; shrimp; fish; and other, which includes all game fish, alligator, clams, frog legs, shark, squid, tuna and freshwater turtle or anything from the approved Louisiana seafood list found on the complete list of contest rules.

POULTRY: chicken; turkey; processed poultry products (marinated, breaded, seasoned or reformed products); and other poultry meats including dove, emu, goose, grouse, guinea, ostrich, pheasant, pigeon and quail.

GROUND BEEF: low-calorie main dish; quick and easy main dish; and one-dish meal.

EGG: appetizer/salad; main dish; and dessert.

SUGAR: cake; candy; cookies; and pie.

MY FAVORITES: sweet potato; wild game; or other, which is any dish that does not fit any other category.

All dishes must arrive cold, on ice and in an ice chest or they will be disqualified.

The contest will be held at St. Francisville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 9866 Royal St.

Registration of dishes will be from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., with judging to follow.

During the judging process, 4-H members will participate in a walking scavenger hunt through downtown St. Francisville, and cookery results will be announced at 3:30 p.m.

Ribbons will be awarded to all cookery contestants, and parish winners in the seafood, poultry, egg, ground beef and sugar categories will compete in the Regional Cookery Contest April 7. There will be no regional or state competition for the “my favorites” category.

For a complete list of contest rules, stop by the WFP 4-H office, 5924 Commerce St., St. Francisville; pick one up at your next 4-H Club meeting; or visit

For information, contact Layne Langley, West Feliciana agent, at (225) 635-3614 or